BPO careers still shine despite pandemic


    Sitel PHANZ Chief People Officer, Haidee Cabanag Enriquez and Sitel Associate Omar Tolentino joined The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)’s online career roadshow to highlight the job opportunities available in the contact center industry.

    The roadshow, held by DICT through its ICT Industry Development Bureau and in partnership with the IT & Business Process Association Philippines (IBPAP) and National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), is part of an ongoing Webinar Series on various ICT-related topics scheduled to air until December 2020.

    (Top row L-R) Jomari Mercardo, Consultant – Sales Marketing and Customer Relations and Executive Coach; Jojo Uligan, President, Contact Center Association of the Philippines (second row L-R) Haidee Enriquez, Chief People Officer, Sitel Ph-ANZ; Omar Tolentino, CXpert/Associate, Sitel Philippines

    The recently concluded session entitled, “Career Opportunities in the Contact Center Sector,” was held in partnership with the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP) and aimed to showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available in the dynamic and constantly evolving BPO sector.

    “Despite the challenges brought on by the global pandemic, the BPO industry continues to provide opportunities and hope to Filipino workers,” shared Enriquez. “These job opportunities are available to everyone. There is no discrimination in contact center hiring.

    It’s all about competencies and honing these competencies over time. If you exhibit passion in your work and a dedication to continuously learn and improve, you’ll have endless chances for growth within the company.”

    Enriquez expounded on the Sitel associate journey highlighting the main skills integral to landing the job including technical proficiency, personal aptitudes like communication skills and critical thinking, and social skills such as adaptability and being customer-oriented.

    The industry is still seeking new contact center professionals. Despite these challenging times, BPOs have remained resilient as they quickly pivoted to respond to the pandemic and help drive the country’s economic recovery.